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  1. Details of László Vass shoes

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    February 28, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    All photos courtesy of Vass shoes.


  2. A history of tab collar shirts

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    February 27, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    The tab collar is an eccentric detail that stands out from the rest. A small tab, closed with snaps, a …
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  3. A history of popover shirts

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    February 26, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    In historical light, we are living an age of a young shirt type. The current one has buttons from the neck down …
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  4. Einstein in quote

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    February 24, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy …
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  5. Anatomy of Crownhill shoes

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    February 23, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Crownhill Shoes is a Spanish company plying its trade in the budget and value-for-money segments of Goodyear-welted full-leather footwear. According to …
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  6. Savile Row and Jermyn Street in pictures

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    February 23, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    Alamy’s large stock photo collection holds over a thousand more-or-less candid shots of Savile Row, reaching from the 1940s to this, …
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  7. Why do the Japanese spend so much on clothing?

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    February 19, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “For example, why have the Japanese been so interested in fashion — arguably far beyond other cultural fields? As Japanese …
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  8. Interview with gusvs

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    February 18, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    VR: Your age and occupation? gusvs: I’m 41 and work as Business Unit Director at a large industrial company. VR: …
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  9. Boyer on fashion rules

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    February 17, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “Most rules about dress turn out to be silly, because fashion, like sin, changes.” – G. Bruce Boyer I in …
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  10. Some notes on dress at Eton College

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    February 10, 2016 by Ville Raivio

    “Some notes on dress at Eton College by an Eton pupil Dress regulations It is interesting to note that here …
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"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell